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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE GREEKS OFFERED U S WAR SUPPLIES A YEAR IS GOAL OF U S CHIEFS 4 Huge Assembly Plants Will Be Built West of Mississippi River WASHINGTON tive use of automobile factories in the manufacture of military air craft Saturday boosted to 40000 planes a year the production rate which defense officials expect to attain sometime in 1942 Four huge plants to assemble in to finished units airplane parts made in motor car factories are to be constructed west of the Missis sippi river under plans of the win department and defense commis sion Sites tor two with a combined capacity of 2400 medium two motor bombers a year were an nounced Friday One will be built at Kansas City Mo and the other at Omaha Xeb The olher two plants planned it was reported will turn nut fourmotor bombers at the rate of 1200 a year The locations of these two were not announced but it was understood that one site at Tulsa OkJa was under con sideration Officials estimated that 15 months would be required to get the new assembly factories into mass production Their output it was explained wilt be in addition that regular airplane fac tories now production rate of 36000 planes a year by early 1942 The plan for makinjr use of ihe facilities of the automobile industry to increase airplane production was reported au thoritatively to represent a re vision of an early proposal to have motor car manufacturers turn out parts for 12000 bomb ers That figure was used by William S Knudsen production chief of the defense commission when he met with with automobile manu facturers at Detroit in October Under the present program more than three years would be re quired to produce 32000 bombers Construction details of the Kan sas City and Omaha assembly plants are still under negotiation but preliminary estimates placed the cost of each at to 510000000 Each will employ 10 000 to 12000 persons These two and the two for which sites are yet to be announced arc expected to turn out planes cost ing a year at pres ent prices of 5200000 for a two motored bomber and 5400000 lor each of the fourmotor type The Kansas City plant will be operated tv Xorili American Aviation Corporation of Cali fornia ami Ihe Omaha plant by the Martin company of Balti more Disclosure of the aircraft pro duction plans topped olf a day of defense developments which in cluded an announcement that na val construction was turning out a new ship for the fleet every 12 days although navy yards still were short of peak efficiency Failure to attain his peak was attributed by Rear Admiral S M Robinson chief of the bureau of ships to obsolete equipment Increased costs in construction of naval shore stations and army posts were reported meanwhile in other authoritative quarters and some olficials privately ex pressed belief the increase might run as much as 20 to 25 per cent over the S2000000000 estimate originally fixed for this work The navy it was learned is preparing to ask congress for ad ditional funds Officials said the increases re sulted chiefly from advances in wage scales and from higher material prices with payment of overtime rates in some in stances as a contributing factor Methods of financing the cur rent cost of the defense program were discussed by Treasury Sec retary Morgenthau at a conference With Chairman Harrison DMiss and other members of the senate finance committee Morogenthau advised the sena tors that a forthcoming issue of defense notes would be held to S500000000 order to give con gress a chance to study government debt policy briore further obliga tions were incurred Group Gift Helps Swell Cheer Fund riCEVIOUSLV REPORTED Haiilontown Fritnd T A t Club Lincoln P T A Croup j w O T flub M SI Ladies Aid 30 Northwestern Sliles Office Tm WaTau1t ciub 0 High School P T A 30 P B OC U MeCamrnona iw Athenian Ciub L M NEW TOTAL fit GROUP GIVING has begun in earnest JlTUChristmas Cheer F un d campaign first contribu tion actuallj received came from the office employes of Ui Nor th western States Portland Cement c o m pany the same people who m other years have given more than their share to this cause Word however reaches us Inat in numerous other places an is taking shape foi group gifts of this nature The first week of the campaign comes to a close with just a little more than a tenth of the goal of 510001 raised This is the amount needed by Miss Doris Bruce and her associates of the Social Wel fare league to insure against Empty Stockings in any Mason City home this Christmas morn And speaking Empty Stock ings heres a bit of verse that ac companied a contribution from H F B which is listed above Wi Xolhinc to cheer them or heir them 3IERRY CHRISTMAS lik over here That why we orunie to brirjr cooj Cheer Vf ZVE our So thil Ihrouth trerr home Iher can YOO HOO CHRISTMAS pejice our flar Hie lln1 lnd But hi iimr tood ehrrr Tor wc Wanl emplr Mock htrr SO 3IFRRY CHRISTMAS According to the calendar before its there are just 14 giving days before Ihis venture in the Christ mas Spirit comes to a close on Dec 24 Thai means thai the con tributions must average almost a day Will he goal be reached ell thats pretty much up o you and your neighbor or be addressed to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazelle Mason Cily Iowa WARSHIP GOES NORTH TO SEEK GERM AN RAIDER Cruiser Carnavon Castle on Way to Harbor for Repairs MONTEVIDEO Uruguay UP of the Uruguayan cruiser Uruguay said Saturday that the British battleship War spite 30600 tons was speeding northward in an attempt to inter cept a German raider which was engaged two days ago by the British auxiliary cruiser Carnar von Castle The cruiser Uruguay returned from Atlantic coast patrolduty and her officers said they had sighted the Warspite at sea al Cull speed and on a northward course They expressed belief that the Warspite mayhave been sum moned from her base at the Falkland islands by an urgent call based on the operations of the raider The Warspite i filled as a flagship and although constructed in 1913 she has a speed 24 knots believed faster than the German raider which some Brit ish quarters have estimated as having a speed of about 19 knots WELDERS CALLED TO DOCKS FOR REPAIRS The British armed merchant cruiser Carnarvon Castle dam aged in battle two days ago with a German surface raider was re ported sighted Saturday afternoon Montevideo harbor at moderate speed and apparently without dif ficulty Welders had been called to the docks by the British consulate to make hurried repairs lo the 20122 ton vessel whose battle with a Ger man auxiliary cruiser within the American neutrality zone ended according to the London admiralty vilh flight of the German Steel plates were assembled among repair materials With radio restrictions still id ng details of the battle about 700 miles off the Uruguayan coast the Carnarvon Castle headed slowly nto this port ALBANIA Fascists Will Jail Farmers AIR IN FIPUTINP Who Withhold Produce FroirJAIU IN HWIIING Compulsory Crop Storage AGGRESSORS IS POLICY OF F R By THE ASSOCIATED IKESS twont maleriah Uvo i sensational changes in her high command PostSeason Games Lose in Big Ten Vote SPORTS BULLETIN CHICAGO rep resentatives of the western con ference voted unanimously Sat urday o adhere o the present rule prohibiting all postseason football games The rule applies o boll charily and Rose Bowl games Greek troops marched Iriumplianlly inlo Porto Edda 4 it was announced officially in Athens and thus fell a vital Italian sea base on tne northern front U fighting continued in the direction nf ri oasani Black area is the approximate zone through which thp indlcatc maln MSty t Greeks Push Forwar d ofiL Main Fronts Italians Quit Argirocastro Now Aflame 3000 Prisoners and 100 Howitzers Taken From Fascist Forces LOOK INSIDE FRANZ VON PAPEN Reported to Be Working for GreekItaly Peace PAGE 2 Champion Mohawks Win Cage Opener SPORTS PAGE Safety Conference to Be Held at Ames STATE PAGE ATHENS forces wore reported Saturday to have abandoned Argirocaslro leaving parts of the inland Albanian base in flames Dispatches from the front said Greek troop advan cing on Argirocastro from several directions had established con tact preparatory to occupation The road between Porto Edda and Delvino and ihe road soufh of Argirocastro already are occupied by Greek forces it was said The high command announced Friday that Porto Edda IS miles south west of Argirocastro and the main sea gateway to supply the had fallen Dispatches from Ihe front said at least 3000 prisoners were capfurei Friday alone with more than 100 hoivitzers Many prisoners it was said have been transported lo Greek camps in the past four days by plane to facilitate their move ment oxer the mountainous fron tier region Greek units were reported ad vancing from Porto Edda with a new by Christ mas Tirana is Ihe Albanian cap ital The Greek troops were reported lollowing up retreating fascist columns closely Saturday on three fronts where Ihe Italians appar ently were falling back to a now defense for a Jsst stand in the mountains of south ern Albania A government spokesman de clared the Greeks were smashing the Italians back toward Chimara 20 miles north of fallen Porto Edda Two other Greek one striking toward Elbmsani along the road from Pogradetz and the other driving north west toward Elbasani from the oevol valley near Moskopolis reported advancing Chimara Tepeleni and Elbasani are strong points of a possible de fense line IhroOgh the foothills beyond which the southern Al banian ridges give way to the coastal plain and lowlands along the Adriatic The Turkish radio broadcast a report Friday night that the Greeks pushing inlo the Devol Valley had set fire to Albanian oil fields which were described as xn important Italian source of sup j The resignation of Marshal Pje i Ho Badoglio Italian chief of gcn eral staff a Greek spokesman said does not create an encour aging atmosphere for lie Italians as it does in the midst of battle NAZIS SHARPLY ATTACK S W ENGLAND A sharp nazi air attack on a southwestern English city pre sumably Bristol killed an unde termined number ot persons and caused considerable properly damage Friday night The raid coincided with temporary failure of cable facilities between London nnd New York Western Union whose services were interrupted for more than six hours regained cable conlact with London laic Friday night and said that trouble had been en countered in the land section of Ihe line in Ihc Bristol area The BiilWi reported the raid elsewhere was nnt on a large scale London reported no bomb iiifls at all tral sources at Rome for a re port that Cavalicro would confe shortly with he thief of the Ger man high command Gen Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitcl Wilh the fascist liiffn ctim inaml reporting recapture of some Albanian positions ly counlerr a tta ck againsl the Greeks after a series of drastic Kalian political cir cles derived treat satisfaction from fascist dispatches report ing a willingness by Jugoslavia to cooperate with the Rome Berlin axis Foreign ciiules awaited some sign as to whether this coopera would go so far as to permit Italian supplies or oven troops to cross Jugoslavia lo another sector ol the Balkan war front although indication of any such possibility was lacking in Italian quarters The Italian dispatchesfrom Belgrade Jugoslavias capital quoted Premier Dragisha Cvet kovic on the collaboration idea Press dispatch from Belgrade declared Jugoslavia would cooperate in building a new or der in Europe but that you can be sure she never will permit to come into Ihe question our se curity independence anrf free dom Addressing the Belgrade mu nicipal deputies the p r c in i c r spoke of Jugoslavias policy ot neutrality and friendship with Jugoslavias coo p e r a 11 o n willi the axis generally ex pected however lo be economic and political rather lhan mili tary although some olher coun Iries which joined the axis such as Hungary and Rumania invited technical anil military assistance Hungarys foreign minister Count Istvan Csaky will visit Belgrade next week regard with great sat isfaction the desire expressed by Cvetkovic for cooperation with the axis within the framework of cor Suit to Collect Life Insurance Collapses ST LOUIS Mattie Covmgtons suit to collect S600 on her husbands lite insurance policy collapsed in circuit court Her husband Arthur whom Mrs Covmgtou testified she had not seen since 1921 walked into the courtroom during the hearing UUX IMPROVE CEVTER HAVELOCK for Hie improvement of a community center building here were ap proved 3 lo I in a special election Friday The work will be done by the work projects administration The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday slightly warmer in northwest portion Saturday night warmer Sun day 3HNVESOTA Partly cloudy lo cloudy Saturday nigM and Sunday warmer Sunday and m west and central portions Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weathci Maximum Friday Minimum Friday niithl At 8 a m Saturday Snow YEAR AGO lUavmiunr Minimum statistics 4Z 19 21 Irace 61 36 the new European order respondents were told It means that work develop ing in the Balkans is fully un derstood and appreciated b Yugoslavia II is all the more important be cause it was completely spon Authorized sources in Berlin nsked Saturday whether there is any diplomatic activity centering on ormging Yugoslavia inlo the axis said that relations of such nalure and that constant contact is selfevident MORE The facist cabinet meeting four days ago under Premier Mussolini decided on a speed up in Italian war material pro riuclion ami specifically pro vidcd penalties for mine ownrrs who ignored he order In the same session ihe cabinet ordered oneyear imprisonment and con fiscation of crnps for any farmer withholding his producls from compulsory storage The decisions were made known only Friday in an official an nouncement which said in part The basic importance of stor age of agricultural producls for supply of the armed forces and the civilian population requires this more severe exemplary suppres sion of any lack of discipline and comprehension of superior nation al necessities Previous dispatches from Rome have indicated no lack of dis cipline1 or comprehension among Italian farmers but Ifalv weaker of the two axis powers in material resources was reported on Nov 29 by the United States department of agriculture to be facing a winter shoriage of sorely needed foodstuffs and raw agri cultural materials The agriculture department de clared lhat the British blockade of the Mediterranean had cut off King of Greece Gives Thanks for Red Cross Help Already Provided WASHINGTON offi cial of the Greek legation said Saturday that the United States had offered his country any kind of help it wants including war planes for its war against Italy He spoke lifter the state depart ment had made public aj CA clKinge of messages between President Roosevelt and Greeces King George II n which lUr Roosevelt assured the Greeks they LouJri expect iid from this coun try V As vonr majesty knows Mr uonscviMt wrote it is the set tled jjiilicy of the United Stales Kovcrnmcnt to extend aid it those governments anil peoples itefeml themselves against MUSSOLINI Deepen 80 per cent of Italys more than imparts General Baslico old onunander of the motorized ar my of the Fo and veteran lead er of the blackshirl fascist Ms chosen ly Mussolini replace Ihc 56 year old Count Di Val Cismon as Dodecanese iom mander The Dodecanese arc an import ant cluster of Italianheld islands off the coast of Turkey andGreece in the Aegean sea or eastern Med iterranean vital lu any spread ing of major warfare in the Bal kan peninsula Asia Minor or eastern Egypt The count had been civil nnd military governor November 1S3G I assure your majesty that steps arebeing uUen to extend such aid lo Greece which is de fending itself 50 valiantly The Greek legation specified only planes in discussing with re porters Hie type of aid that might be forthcoming He stressed how ever that his country had been given the opportunity to purchase whatever available war supplies it might need In other quarters it was learned that ihe Greeks were chieflycon cerned wh buying materials that are immediately available rtnd were not interested at the mo ment in placing orders toe muni tions that might require months la deliver The presidents message was in reply to a communication from Jvuisr Gcorjje expressing cnuitrvs appreciation for rcrt Cross Iicln already given by the United Slntes Mr Roosevelt did lis iicl fiol say what take but h there since Jiit uiH no did mention that the Red Cross al ready substantial amounts uf funds and supplies for the relief of suffering in Greece It was known however that of ficials were studying the question Jf whether military supplies could De Vecchi one of Mussolinis closest hcutenanls has held many Posts of trust since as a member of il diices quadrumvir he helped lead the march on Rome in ff Orily one other of the quadiuniCfr Emilio De still a collaborator of n j inspectorgeneral of the Italian forces overseas Tho hor wo Halo Balbo nnd Jlichele Hianclii arc dead De Vecchis resignation unlike Badoghos came as a surprise in Rome i be spared without reducing i amounts being provided Greeces wlvi Britain Sumnei Welles undersecretary of stale announced recently that Greece had appealed for aid through the American legation in Athens and the Greek minister in Washington V v Welle said the Greeks had ikcct permission to purchase ccr aviation mutcruil and muni tions in tliis country Al lliat time Welles told hc Greek minister Cimon OiHinanin that the request was e reivcd with Ihc utmost sympathy thi Rovcrmncnt but that it a iiicstion Ihiil would have tn be rlclcniiincfl by other branch I IOWA MERCURY ABOVE NORMAL Higher Icmperalures Forecast Sunday for Weather by Bureau DES MOINES MjIowa tem averaged Tour above normal Saturday and the uctieibureau forecast lusher readings Sunday Stars were cloudy over the slate balurday morning but the onlv precipitation reported was a trace Clly P1ETRO BADOGLIO Italian Tost Higli temperature reading Fri day was 54 degrees at Mount Ayr and Davenport The low durinz mght was 13 degrees at Charles City and Mason City Windsors to Arrive Tuesday at Miami MfAMi Fla and Ducles of WindsoT uil ar mc m Miami Tuesday morninjt Jiicy will go immediately lo a Mami beach hospital where the ducncss will undergo a major den tal operation it was learned Sat ;